Plymouth Rocks! is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The Festival, which will incorporate into its design many elements of the Pilgrim Festival, is a project of First Congregational Church with the support of the Memorial Villages. Below is a deeper description.
The goal of the event has been very clearly defined. The Festival is geared to:
- Bring a lot of people- both adults and children, from the local community, who;
- Become engaged in an event that presents the Church in a positive light, and;
- Create a profit of $10,000 or more to be donated to non-profits that work in Memorial/Spring Branch
The event will include three concepts, which will be closely interwoven. They are:
From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Naomi Black and Elizabeth Hale will be putting together a group of activities that are designed to be attractive to children such as candle making, Native American crafts, games, Pilgrim history, petting zoo, and other Pilgrim-related activities. They are working to include the Mayflower Society and “Musket Man” in providing a number of activities.
From noon-ish until 6 p.m. overlapping with the Pilgrim Playhouse. Winnie Simmons and Sydney Isaacs will be building an adult focused beer garden/food truck event with activities such as darts, bocce ball, beer stein races, and other activities that fit in a family friendly environment. Goal is to provide a relaxing environment for our guests to experience a great time at First Congregational Church.
Starting at 6 p.m. rock and roll, beer and other beverages, and food trucks will be the center of attention. This segment, headed up by Steve Rosencranz will be very similar to last year’s Oktoberfest and provide an opportunity for people to come together in a friendly environment and mellow out to the sounds of The Merry Shanksters.
- Chairs: Kenneth Schneider and Steve Rosencranz
- Pilgrim Playhouse: Naomi Black and Elizabeth Hale
- Thirsty Pilgrim: Sydney Isaacs and Winnie Simmons
- Plymouth Rocks!: Steve Rosencranz
- Beverages: Brett Clanton
- Logistics and Insurance: Howard Strong
- Government and Non-Profit Relations: Steve Rosencranz
- Finance: Parrish Isaacs
- Publicity: Sydney Isaacs and Tricia Rosencranz
- Food Trucks: Still looking for the right person
- Volunteer Recruitment: Still looking for theright person
And what role would you like to play? This is a day that highlights our unique heritage and offers something for all ages.
If you’d like to become involved in some or all of the event, playing a role in building a great series of activities, please contact Steve Rosencranz or Kenneth Schneider.